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review 2017-07-03 15:06
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes - Sarah Pinborough,Bea Holland,Josie Dunn,Huw Parmenter,Anna Bentinck

What more can be said about this book without ruining it for the next reader? Not much. I'm sticking with I really liked it, but I understand why it wouldn't work for everyone.

 

I thought the audiobook was a lot of fun, especially with the two main narrators alternating chapters.

 

I highly recommend this audio and I'd love to hear your thoughts when you're done!

 

Thanks to my awesome public library for the audio loan.

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text 2017-06-30 19:53
Behind Her Eyes - DNF
Behind Her Eyes: A Novel - Sarah Pinborough

Ugh. I hate first person present tense. My mother bought it and thought it was great. I listened to about 5 minutes at the start, then skipped around a little to be sure that it wasn’t just the first chapter before I DNF’d it. I didn’t listen to the minimum 20 minutes, so I’m not assigning a star rating.  

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review 2017-05-27 17:15
The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough
The Language of Dying - Sarah Pinborough

Tonight is a special, terrible night. A woman sits at her father's bedside watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters - all traumatised in their own ways, their bonds fragile - have been there for the past week, but now she is alone. And that's always when it comes. As the clock ticks in the darkness, she can only wait for it to find her...

 
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The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough was a book that seemed to be fantastic and that a lot of my friends on Goodreads ( and other readers there) love. However, now and then am I the odd one out because this book didn't do a thing for me. I kept on expecting for the moment to show up when I would get enthralled and get sucked into the story, but it never happened.

Instead, it just dragged on, and this is not a thick book, only 144 pages long, but it felt like it took forever to get to the end. I just couldn't connect with the character nor the story. The fantasy aspect of the story was also a big failure. Instead of being mysterious and intriguing it was just odd and felt out of place. I wonder if the book and worked better if one had gotten to know the characters better if the story had been more developed. Now instead it feels like you get a quick introduction to each of the siblings, but you never really get to know them or care for them or their father.

Now, this is just my humble opinion, it's a well-loved book and perhaps it will work better for you.

 
I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!
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review 2017-04-02 04:56
An Honest Read About Dying Days...
The Language of Dying - Sarah Pinborough

I was caught on by the title - The Language of Dying and then, it was the reviews about the book, especially when I read a small printed line from Neil Gaiman that says 'A beautiful story, honestly told'. It was on the fantasy section and without any thoughts I pick it up. When I started reading, I knew this book can be read less than 1/2 a day but it took me a while to finish it (I was lazy lately, my excuse? Too much mobile games). Still, this is a book that is truly honest in words we will never spoke off but we know it is there. I only have just one problem - that convenient ending that was cut-off that I did not like and it was what a let down for me that cuts of my emotions when it was stirring during my read.

 

But what is The Language of Dying means? In the beginning of the first few pages, we will be reading each chapter like part-eulogy, part essay. The main character has no name to be identified, that has a sister and 3 brothers but we will be reading the main character's perspective. Their father is dying of cancer. Each day towards the last, the bonding of the family was once a crack, now broken and unable to fix come together to his dying days. A visit each day, is a visit of dread. There are no laughter or smiles, to each of their own emotionally jarred and trying to keep the spirits up but in truth, they know it is impossible to be bond as a family. I can relate to that really, that's how I felt how true Sarah Pinborough has written, one that we do not want to speak of but its true. I remember my days when my grandfather was holding on to his family members of my father and his siblings and to his last breath, the bond is broken. This is how true this book is written. I can relate to that. Its the damage that people go through that can't be fixed where our honesty is within us but never spoken of in reality. The pain written in those pages is just is... until the ending part. While I do understand what the author is trying to say, but it just did not fixed it well for me. I just can't see that last part, those three pages, work well. That's how it got out knock the last star, otherwise it would have been a four instead of three and a 1/2.

 

It is still a good book, the end of days of someone you used to love or some part of and its the story of how we say our own eulogies in our own hearts, which spoke true here. But how it is part of a fantasy read is beyond me or maybe the bookstore as placed it at the wrong section (but I did picked it up from that section). Readable yes, because the words are nicely written and able to relate and if you like some thing that is truly meant to be said with no pretense, sympathy is the one word you can feel towards the main character of how realities bore her down and this is who she is today, which in reality is true. I would recommend to anyone whom able to consume a little sadness with pinch of depression but its a beautiful sad book that I can say if you brushed aside the ending, you might enjoy reading this book.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-02-25 18:26
Sie weiß von Dir
Sie weiß von dir - Sarah Pinborough,Ulri... Sie weiß von dir - Sarah Pinborough,Ulrike Thiesmeyer

Produktdetails


Einband

Taschenbuch

Seitenzahl

448

Erscheinungsdatum

20.01.2017

Sprache

Deutsch

ISBN

978-3-499-27265-3

Verlag

Rowohlt Taschenbuch

 

 

 
 

 

Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Großbritannien: Dieses Ende dürfen Sie niemandem verraten

 

Beinahe wäre Louise mit dem netten Mann aus dem Pub im Bett gelandet. Ein paar Tage später dann der Schock: David ist ihr neuer Chef. Und verheiratet. 

 

Kurz darauf lernt Louise auf der Straße durch Zufall eine Frau kennen. Seine Frau. Bald sind die beiden Freundinnen. Keine gute Idee.

 

Adele ist sehr schön und sie wirkt sehr verletzlich. Nach und nach verrät sie Luise Erschreckendes über ihre Ehe. Und Louise spürt: Sie hat sich in eine heikle Lage gebracht. Was sie nicht weiß: Die Begegnung mit Adele war kein Zufall. Adele hat einen Plan. Doch es ist keine Intrige aus Eifersucht. Es ist viel, viel schlimmer.

 

Meine Meinung:

Ich hatte im Vorfeld schon sehr viel von dem Buch gehört und war sehr gespannt darauf, der Klappentext hatte mich schon einmal sehr angesprochen. 

 

Das Buch konnte mich von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite fesseln, es war ein richtiger Pageturner für mich. Lediglich das Ende konnte mich gar nicht begeistern, es war mir zu absurd und realitätsfern. 

 

Es wird abwechselnd aus Louises und Adeles Sicht geschrieben, was das Ganze auch sehr interessant gemacht hat. 

 

Die Charaktere fand ich sehr gut ausgearbeitet. Mit Luise konnte ich mich direkt gut hinein versetzen, eine junge frisch getrennte Frau, die nun alleine mit ihrem Sohn lebt und an einem freien Abend in einer Bar einen interessanten Mann kennenlernt, der sich später aber leider als ihr verheirateter neuer Chef herausstellt. Und wäre das nicht schwierig genug, freundet sie sich auch noch mit seiner etwas seltsamen Ehefrau an ...

 

Alles in allem war dieses Buch für mich ein sehr gelungener raffinierter Thriller, lediglich das Ende hat meine Begeisterung etwas geschmälert, aber insgesamt war es ein tolles Leseerlebnis. Ich kann hier eine klare Kauf- und Leseempfehlung für alle Thrillerfans geben. Von mir bekommt das Buch sehr gute 4,5 Sterne. 

 

 

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